Skip to comments.New Chief Petty Officers Get Pinned Aboard USS George H. W. Bush.
Posted on 12/06/2018 11:15:45 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) participate in a pinning ceremony for Fiscal Year 2019 Chief Petty Officers, Sept. 14, 2018. GHWB, with embarked Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 10 staff, is underway in the Atlantic Ocean due to Sortie Condition Alpha, which ordered all ships to depart Hampton Roads in response to Hurricane Florence....
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There’s a looong indoctrination period for the chief’s mess....at least there was when I was in.
My dad was a Chief Petty Officer on the Valley Forge. He died a year ago.
Pinned as in the pin is placed on your shirt without the stoppers (?), a line is formed, and everyone gets a shot hitting the pointed projection into your skin?
Mime was a Gunnery Sergeamt who was im 3 wars.
My buddy in High School went Navy and I went Army. His first assignment was the Saratoga. Mine was jumping out of a C-141.
Same as my E-5 and E-6.
Wonder what the Chief’s initiation looks like today. Back in the day, it could be kinda brutal.
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